Delicious garbanzo bean patties, lightly fried.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 40 mins
total:
3 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 small patties
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cover the garbanzo beans with at least 12 cups water. Cook over medium heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until tender. Check occasionally, as you might need to add more water.

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  • Working in small batches, in a blender, on either the chop or blend setting, process garbanzo beans. Blend until the mixture is a paste. Add onions, thyme, salt and pepper to the mixture; mix well. Add bread cubes and egg; mix well.

  • Form the garbanzo bean mixture into patties.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until each side is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 6.2g 2% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 62.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2007
These are a godsend for a vegetarian! I used canned - would certainly NOT recommend all the bread. Used breadcrumbs and ran out at 1-1/4 cups. Thank god next time I'll use less than that. Very good just too "stuffingish". Otherwise I great idea. Also 1/8 tsp thyme was more than enough for me. thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2002
These patties would be very good without so much thyme. If you don't like the taste of thyme please don't put a tablespoon in the recipe. I won't add more than a tsp. next time. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2007
These are a godsend for a vegetarian! I used canned - would certainly NOT recommend all the bread. Used breadcrumbs and ran out at 1-1/4 cups. Thank god next time I'll use less than that. Very good just too "stuffingish". Otherwise I great idea. Also 1/8 tsp thyme was more than enough for me. thanks Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2002
I used canned garbanzo beans added fresh parsley and used a food processor instead of a blender. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2002
These patties would be very good without so much thyme. If you don't like the taste of thyme please don't put a tablespoon in the recipe. I won't add more than a tsp. next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2011
An excellent addition-and maybe staple-to my anti-inflammatory diet. Legumes are king and this is certainly a great base recipe for me. The first time I used 1 1/4 cups of panko bread crumbs and that was perfect. This time I used the same amount but of fine bread crumbs-don't do it! Definitely stick with bread cubes or the coarser panko bread crumbs. They're awful with fine bread crumbs. I wonder if adding some cayenne or turmeric would be good for some added spice? I think garlic might be good as well. Thanks! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2011
Very good! I make bean patties all the time. They are good fast food. I slip 2 of 'em in a baggie and pop 'em in my purse. They are great right after the gym. I used 1 tsp fresh thyme, 1 1/4 cups plain bread crumbs, 1 Tbsp pepper , 1/2 Tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, & 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake on oiled cookie sheet at 350F for 20 min, flip and bake 20 minutes more. To me the consistency was correct. The mixture was rather wet and stuck to my hands while making the patties. Also, they did not "over-dry" out when baked. When I make my own, I'll use 1 can beans, and some shredded (food processor) vegetable like zucchini, beets, mushrooms, onions. Add seasonings, 1 egg, and 1 cup or so of bread crumbs, then bake 350F, 20 minutes each side. It's the seasonings that have been messin' me up. This recipe is good like it is but it's also a good base for me to tweak and mess with. Also try Carrot Burger by Phyllis Moody on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
Wow! These taste delicious! They tastle like meatloaf to me and I love meatloaf! I put ketchup with mine. I think if you want to add the same types of ingredients that meatloaf has you can have a great creation- maybe add green peppers or sharp chedder cheese! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2006
These were very easy to prepare and tasted great. I used italian seasoning instead of just thyme. I also froze the majority of the recipe and that has been very nice to have on hand. I wwould definitely recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2003
Disappointing recipe give the amount of effort I put in. It was a bit pasty. Serve like burger patties with your favorit burger toppings. I used red pepper walnut past. I froze uncooked patties for a rainy day. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
This recipe is good but i tryed it with the caned beans and no tyme but i added a tablespoon of the bacon bits to it and mixed it in. easy fast and taste great Read More
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